Economy getting back on its feet thanks to professional measures - PM

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The Polish economy is pulling up from the slowdown caused by the coronavirus epidemic thanks to professional measures undertaken by the government, PM Mateusz Morawiecki said on Saturday in Katowice, southern Poland.

Morawiecki, in Katowice for a crisis management meeting connected with the region's epidemic situation, said Poland's anti-epidemic measures, especially the prompt introduction of an economic relief package known as the anti-crisis shield, helped save thousands of companies and jobs.

He added that Poland's aid to epidemic-hit economic sectors belonged to the most successful aid programmes in Europe, and have won appreciation from major international bodies like the EC, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

Morawiecki said that the Polish economy was coming out of the slowdown caused by the epidemic, and stressed that this was mainly due to "professional" undertakings by the government. He added that the economy will soon return to its pre-epidemic condition.